Keith Stokes, Vice President of 1696 Heritage Group, joined me on The Open Forum on 1540 AM WADK Newport on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to discuss enriched Newport’s African American History.

Topics included the African American experience at home and overseas during WWI, Newport’s Gilded Age in color, slavery in Newport and much much more.

LINKS to websites discussed;

LISTEN 12:30PM – 1PM

http://wadk.com/assets/podcaster/459/2016_01_18_459_41174_4013.mp3

LISTEN 1PM – 2PM

http://wadk.com/assets/podcaster/459/2016_01_20_459_41238_4013.mp3

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Ryan Belmore has been the Owner & Publisher of What's Up Newp since 2012. He also currently works for Mountain News, where he serves as Senior Editor - North America for OnTheSnow. He previously worked for the New England Patriots and American Cancer Society. He currently serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).

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